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Photo Album]: Construction of the "Devils Bar-B-Q" at Devils Lake State Park in Baraboo, Wisconsin
- Oblong quarto album. Rawhide tied flexible boards with hand painted illustration of a Native American in a canoe, and "Snap Shots" and "Wisconsin Dells" embossed, all on the front board. 86 snapshots, mostly sepia-toned, many with printed decorative border. Various sizes, but mostly between 4.5" x 2.75" and 6" x 3.75". Small chip on the margin of one image, some modest fading, overall very good or better. A seemingly complete and unpillaged family photo album. The album is devoted about equally between outdoor family scenes with the other half devoted to construction of the family's "Devils Bar-B-Q" stone building, including some overlap - family members posing in front of the Bar-B-Q shack. The album shows stone construction, wood framing of floors and interior, an interior shot of the finished counter, as well as several featuring the neon sign, and some of what seem like a later addition to the building, as well as what seems to be an adjunct roadside drinks and ice cream stand. Undated, one picture shows a 1906 Ford, but our guess is that this is considerably later, perhaps circa mid-1920s. A wonderful album illustrating America's preoccupation with road food as the population became more mobile.
      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
Last Found On: 2018-01-09           Check availability:      AbeBooks    


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